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Let's talk Flashlights for blood trailing

PEEJAY

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Nov 24, 2019
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In a van down by the river

Me n my pops use this light. its amazing what it can do tracking blood. I guess its the color temperature but it makes blood stand out. Only con is if you keep it on the 1300 hundred lumen setting it gets smokin hot on your hands. i guess because they didnt intend for it to be a handheld light. its so bright if you put your hand in front of the light it will cook your palm. expensive but ive found them for under 90. worth twice as much for the time it saves me tracking. ill never try another light. bought 2 more in case i ever lose one or one stops working and they discontinue.

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SmithBrin

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Apr 26, 2021
Messages
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I'm using Coast HL8 LED Headlamp , its working perfect and their features are very worthy for me,
Its contains lifetime warranty, water resistant, huge lumen output and different modes are available!
I get the best reviews from the reliable source and its makes worthy !
 

Hawgnuts57

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Joined
Oct 7, 2020
Messages
128
Lots of the backpacking guys suggest zebra headlights. I think I'm gonna get this one or the 4000k one. http://www.zebralight.com/H600Fd-Mk-IV-18650-XHP502-Floody-5000K-High-CRI-Headlamp_p_219.html
Here is the comparison and specs of them. Not many companies break it down with so much detail. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...dit?hl=en&authkey=CNqP6KIC&pref=2&pli=1#gid=0

I want a light that uses a 18650 rechargeable lithium battery that I can plug into my power pack to charge, which stays in my pack to charge my phone if need be. I wanted a light that I could change the brightness level. The ultra low lumen setting will work great once I get to my tree or while at spike camp fixing a mountain house meal. Medium to low level for hiking in, and high level if I need to look way ahead.

I'm currently using https://www.fenixlighting.com/product/fenix-hl60r-rechargeable-headlamp/ but the red is basically useless. Have to put my hand in front of my face to see if it's on. And it's kind of heavy and bulky for a small headlight. The zebra will be an upgrade and the fenix will be a backup.
I run 2 of the zebra lights at once
 

Kyhunter1

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Joined
Jun 11, 2020
Messages
151
Location
South East Ky
I use a 500 lumen streamlight 2L-X Pro Tac 18650 light. The clip is two way so you can attach it to your hat bill which is how I use it most of the time. Bright enough but it has a longer 2.5 hour burntime before starting to dim out. I also have in my backpack a larger cerakote camo Fenix PD36R 1600 lumen light for back up. It is much brighter than the streamlight but still has a long burntime. Both of these lights have good throw spot beams but also a wide bright spill to the beam. You want to light up as wide a swath of ground as possible when blood trailing.
 

Kyhunter1

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Jun 11, 2020
Messages
151
Location
South East Ky
Their headlamps would be good for tracking. Except for a few surefires, I have moved on to other brands with broader 18650 support. I have a G2X LE mounted on a 12 gauge. Also have a old 6 P that I will never part with. Its bored out to take 18650's and has a Malkoff led conversion module in it.
 
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